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    Wednesday, May 23, 2007

    Muslims wow

    I have heard lately that there are indeed moderate muslims, but they do not speak up for peace because they live in fear.

    Given these numbers, I can see why.

    I don't know if the attraction of muslim suicide violence is political or religious. It is probably both. Political warfare combined with a religion that promises a free ticket to heaven.

    I know that muslim men are promised many virgins for their carnal idea of the afterlife. Unless the women suicide bombers are lesbian, it seems again as on earth, that they are getting the short end of the deal.

    What I have never heard is what happens to the babies that result from all this heaven sex.

    All this wisdom from that angel who whispered to their prophet exactly how to correct the misguided religions of the Jews and Christians. That was one scary angel.


    "It is a hair-raising number," said Radwan Masmoudi, president of the Washington-based Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, which promotes the compatibility of Islam with democracy.

    While nearly 80 percent of U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings of civilians to defend Islam can not be justified, 13 percent say they can be, at least rarely.

    That sentiment is strongest among those younger than 30. Two percent of them say it can often be justified, 13 percent say sometimes and 11 percent say rarely.

    So let's see.. 2+13+11= 1 out of 4 American muslims under 30 are OK with suicide bombers and their victims.. at least rarely. How rarely I wonder?

    Only 5 percent of U.S. Muslims expressed favorable views of the terrorist group al-Qaida, though about a fourth did not express an opinion.

    That 5% represents over 100,000 U.S. muslims. Quite a crowd... Quite an explosion.

    And the fourth without an opinion? Those must be the supposed moderates living in fear.

    Only 40 percent said they believe Arab men carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Purposeful dark ignorance.

    By six-to-one, they favor the Democratic Party over the Republican Party, and by five-to-one say they voted for Democratic Sen. John Kerry over President Bush in 2004.

    Another reason that the Dems are bound to win in '08, among the many bad reasons that they will carry the vote this time. They will get the anti-Bush, women, and the muslim votes. It will be a wild ride.

    The survey estimates there are roughly 2.35 million Muslim Americans. Among adults, two-thirds are from abroad while a fifth are U.S.-born blacks.

    Makes your head spin doesn't it? Bush is right about one thing though.. it truly is war. And I hope for the best for our children's sake. It's a little too late for us. This will have to be sorted through and endured.

    It does make me appreciate Christians of all denominations and Western Civilization a little more each day. Make that A LOT MORE each day.

    OK, you know the tricky thing about numbers, they can be used to portray all kinds of agendas. How about this positive spin from Houston..

    U.S. Muslims reject extremism, poll finds.. Pew reports a diverse group with a mostly positive view of society


    Unlike Muslim minorities in many European countries, U.S. Muslims are highly assimilated, close to parity with other Americans in income and overwhelmingly opposed to Islamic extremism, according to the first major, nationwide random survey of Muslims.

    "What emerges is the great success of the Muslim-American population in its socioeconomic assimilation," said Amaney Jamal, an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University who was a senior adviser on the poll. "Given that for the past few years they've been dealing with the backlash from 9/11, these numbers are extremely impressive."

    Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, said one of the poll's most striking findings is that black Muslims are considerably more likely than immigrant Muslims to express support for al-Qaida.

    Nine percent of black Muslims expressed a favorable attitude toward Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization, and 36 percent held a very unfavorable view.


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